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US Embassy exhibition
Rusyn concert in Piešťany
1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava
Austrian Embassy music festival and exhibition

US Embassy exhibition

World-renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly exhibits 12 works, created between 1992 and 2000. Chihuly, whose grandfather was from the Prešov area, has work in more than 185 museums world-wide. Running at Pálffy Palace in the Bratislava Town Gallery, Panská 19, until February 3. Tel: 02/5922-3083.


Rusyn concert in Piešťany

A professional folklore ensemble from eastern Slovakia's Prešov performs traditional song and dance from Rusyn and Ukrainian minorities living in Slovakia. On the Paths of My Country begins at 19:30 November 27 at Congress Hall on Kúpeľný ostrov (Spa Island) in Piešťany, one hour's drive from Bratislava. Tel: 033-775 2150.


1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava

EU commissioner Franz Fischler will lecture on the Future of European Agriculture - Problems and Solutions of Structural Differences Concerning EU Enlargement starting at 17:00 November 29 at the law school, Šafárikovo námestie 6. Tel: 02/5443-2985 or 5934-7777.


Austrian Embassy music festival and exhibition

Composition students at VŠMU (University of Fine Arts) Bratislava will premiere work influenced by expressionist composers at the Student Festival of Contemporary Music Orfeus 2001. The festival opens November 26 with a concert devoted to the 50th anniversary of Arnold Schonberg's death, continues November 27 with work influenced by Alban Berg and closes November 30 with tributes to Anton Webern. All concerts begin at 18:00 at Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5443-2985.
An exhibition of paintings by Austrian ambassador to Slovakia Gabriele Matzner-Holzer will open 18:00 November 28. In Servus Slowake, Matzner-Holtzer says goodbye to Slovakia. Paintings are for sale, with revenues used to support young Slovak artists. Running at Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9, until December 9. Tel: 02/5443-2985.

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